I have been a student much of my life—first in public school,...

I have been a student much of my life—first in public school, then in college, and finally in law school. More important, however, I am a student of Christian Science. Throughout these growing years Christian Science has truly been a great source of guidance in my life.

In law school I was confronted often with suggestions of stress and failure. During the examination period of my second year, the suggestion came that the amount of material to be reviewed was so great it would be impossible for me to be fully prepared for any of my examinations. In my desire to be free of all sense of panic, I turned to the Concordance to Mrs. Eddy's writings. Using it, I found references in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy to such terms as fear, understanding, intelligence, and time.

I had the prayers of a Christian Science practitioner during this period. She helped me understand that I could claim dominion over the mortal measurement called time and over the quantity of material to be covered, because the only thing on the horizon was infinitely unfolding good. I called on the practitioner often during the two weeks of examinations; I also paused occasionally to pray the Lord's Prayer while taking my examinations. Two of Mrs. Eddy's poems, "'Feed My Sheep'" and "Communion Hymn," came to mind often (see Poems, pp. 14 and 75).

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August 6, 1984

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